Buy This House: A Historic Private Island

How historic? Marilyn Monroe was a guest once. 
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How historic? Marilyn Monroe was a guest once. 

Where is it? Tavern Island. Or, more accurately, you’re getting all of Tavern Island in Rowayton, Connecticut, which is a short trip away from New York City.

The House: It’s a warm and cozy Tudor-style residence, but it's still sprawling, with fireplaces, granite countertops, and massive windows abound.

The Selling Point: You’re getting your own private island, but it’s not quite as remote as others. So you can make it out to the mainland or the city when you please, but retreat back to your own private oasis when you need quiet time—no plane travel needed. You're also getting a bonafide piece of history: The island's been around since the 17th century and has housed guests like Barbara Streisand and Marilyn Monroe. 

By The Numbers: 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 6,116 square feet, a guest house, a boat house, a pool, a deep water dock, and a private beach. All yours for a mere $10,995,000!

Where Can You Buy It? From Christie’s International Real Estate.